Pomp And Circumstance

Do You Need More Black In Your Life?

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on November 26, 2010

This is the first black friday in many years (like eight) that I am sitting in bed blogging instead of rolling out of bed when it’s still dark, and hoping that this year will be the year that Anthropologie has some kind of extra sale deal thingy going on that they just didn’t tell anybody about. It’s a funny year – Miss Pomp is up with her In-laws, my best friend is at the bitter stage of “I’m actually pretty sure I’m never gonna have this baby” pregnant (she’s due today), my other black friday compadre just had her baby two days ago, which leaves my mom and I. And neither of us is really that motivated. The power of black friday is in the group. We lost the power of the group. We have lost our power. We stay home in bed with coffee.

In honor of black friday I thought I’d share some killa rooms with black paint on the walls. I tried to talk my just-had-a-baby friend into painting some black in her new house, but I think I freaked her out. So take a look and see if you think you could do it.

from Lonny Mag

from Apartment Therapy

from Digs Digs

The high-gloss white cane chairs really make this room. High gloss white against a black wall or floor = goodness.

As David Byrne said, “I Got Love For Sale”…

Posted in Deal Of The Day by Miss Circumstance on November 22, 2010

I just listed my ex-kitchen hardware on craigslist here and I thought I would pass it on to you guys. I have loved them so, but I’m going a different route. Here they are-

Anyone interested?

As Soft As A Babies Bottom

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on November 22, 2010


(Top – Anthropologie, Shorts – Joe’s Jeans, Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell, Tights – Forever 21)

Picked up these shorts at Anthropologie a few weeks ago, and boy are they soft!  I was on the fence about buying them as they weren’t the least expensive thing I tried on, and what tipped me over the edge was how incredibly buttery soft they felt to the touch.  I could wear them EVERYDAY just because of how comfy they are 🙂

On a side note, my shoe elf delivered all of the shoes I purchased while in the city a few weeks ago…Pics coming soon!


Breaking Away From Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

Posted in Uncategorized by Miss Circumstance on November 19, 2010

So today I thought we would venture into the beauty aisle for a minute, cause there are two hair products that I have found that are the bomb and I want to tell you about ’em. I have big hair. Big, dry, and kind of coarse. You know the kind that is not all the way straight, but not all the way curly, so it lands you right in the middle of frizz land? And wavy is too nice a term cause it implies something lovely and effortless? Should we call it st-url-izzy hair? Which I don’t always mind, and sometimes kind of like, but there are some days where it is a little scary. I told my friend who cuts my hair (same as Miss Pomps), that sometimes in the morning when I look in the mirror I am greeted by the image of a blonde Joey Ramone. Which is not a good thing if you are a girl.

But I found these two new things which I love. So here is to all you st-url-izzy haired girls. Hope this helps.

This stuff is It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In Spray. I put it on the bottom few inches of my hair and the underneath back part. Awesome. Good to have hair that is not like straw.

This one is Deva Curl Set It Free Moisture Lock Spray. You don’t need that much, and I spray it on my hair when it’s wet, but not soaking wet. Then you just scrunch it up a bit and let it air dry. It just helps define the wave and make it nicer. I like it a lot.

Both of these things are beauty store finds, as opposed to drug store finds (although the It’s A 10 stuff might be available at some drug stores). Hopefully helping to make dry haired girls a little happier…..

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Martha Martha Martha (Spoken in my best Jan Brady)

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on November 17, 2010

A fab-o house courtesy of Martha Stewart. The bathroom has that black rubber mat stuff that they have in gym and pool locker rooms (so I’ve heard. I’ve never been in a gym locker room cause I had a gym membership for about a week and then had my mom get me out of the year-long contract. That’s a whole nother story…..I digress). But the rubber mat thing I think is super smart and super practical. And somehow looks tre chic. Love the long line up of industrial looking lights in the kitchen. And the orange table against the grey walls with the crisp white towels is fun. And the Beatles are on itunes. Ka-RAY-zeee!


Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on November 16, 2010

(Jacket – Urban Outfitters, Shirt – Forever 21, Shorts – J. Crew, Boots – Frye)

Channelling some sort of lion-like hairstyle last week… If I’m honest, I just don’t like to brush my hair – so I don’t do it very often…although I have started to brush it more at the behest of my hair stylist, who, at my last hair trim informed me that my hair looked like that of a barbie doll who had been played with too much and not groomed enough. YIKES!  (I promise I’ve been taking better care of my mane, Tami!).

On another note, I got TONS of compliments on this shirt…one person in particular told me several times throughout the day that it was very slimming. Go figure – the cheapest things are the ones people notice! Shirt – Forever 21 – $12.


Anthropologie’s Winter Window Display’s Are Here…

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on November 15, 2010

On Saturday my friend Jennie and I took an impromptu trip to Anthropologie. With our 5 kids. Yup….we were THOSE people. The ones in the expensive store with hundreds of dollars of breakable items all around them. Shiny pretty things. I have to say overall they did pretty good-

Here they are nicely sitting on a sofa that is probably worth about 5 G’s, under a mirror that is probably worth about 2.

Anthropologie has the best kids books. I want to start getting my boys one of the books that Van is holding at each birthday, Christmas, etc. It’s a whole series of “This Is….”. Paris, New York, San Francisco. The illustrations are awesome- beautiful books.

I always wait with anticipation to see what clever idea I can steal from their window displays. This Christmas they have all these insane cuckoo clocks

It got me poking around for cuckoo clocks, cause I could certainly see one in my house:

The Long And Long Of It

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on November 11, 2010

(Shirt – Anthropologie, Skirt, Necklace, and Shoes – Forever 21)

This is me, channeling a nun, or some other fairly prudish individual – with drapey, extremely modest clothing- and then slipping in a little bit o’ crazy with my leopard platforms.

Leopard platforms which, coincidentally, I happen to be selling since I upgraded to a slightly more comfortable pair of leopard Jeffrey Campbell platforms during a city-air-induced shoe shopping binge. More to come on that subject…


Oh My What?!?!

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on November 10, 2010

Check out these awe-to-the-some hanging beds. I love them. And I love this room. Super clean and clever, crisp and lovely with pops of color.

You can find a step by step guide here

On another note, I found the best and most beautiful shade of pale pale grey paint today called Nimbus Cloud by Martha Stewart. I got it to paint the base of a coffee table I found at a used furniture store. Thought I’d share the goods:

I know….looks like nothing exciting here. But in real life it’s the bomb.

*bedroom images via Aparment Therapy

Top Me Off

Posted in Deal Of The Day, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on November 8, 2010

(Hat – Forever 21, Shirt – Anthropologie)

I have been eyeing a leopard fedora at JCrew.com for about 2 months now, willing it to go on sale.  Said fedora was $118. Gross.

Low and behold, I found this look alike for, count with me, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7….$8!

That’s right, folks, $8 at Forever 21. Don’t mind if I do!